For the sixth time in their last eight games, the Wolverines (6-7-1 overall, 2-4-4-2 Big Ten) were playing overtime hockey. The winner was decided in a shootout, in which Michigan Tech emerged victorious, 3-2, after five rounds.
Sunday, for the first time in his tenure as head coach of the Wolverines, Mel Pearson will face off against the only other college team he has ever known in the first round of the Great Lakes Invitational Tournament (GLI).
When Pearson first started recruiting Gingell, he was impressed with the young player’s attitude. And throughout his junior career, Gingell continued to display the attitude that caught Pearson’s eye. It was one of the biggest reasons Pearson gave Gingell the chance to come to Michigan with him.
It took nearly 70 minutes for one team to emerge as the winner.
No. 15 Michigan (6-6-4 overall, 2-3-4-2 Big Ten) and Minnesota (4-6-4, 2-2-3) were deadlocked at two goals apiece after the 60 minutes of regulation and remained tied after the first five-on-five overtime period.